Monthly Archives: February 2008

Timor – Leste (Country threat level – 4)

Timor Leste government forces launched a military campaign on 15 February 2008 against rebels believed to be responsible for an assassination attempt on President Ramos-Horta earlier in the week. Military personnel launched the operation against the rebels, who have been … Continue reading

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Philippines (Country threat level – 4)

On 18 February 2008 approximately 20,000 people staged mass rallies across the southern Philippines to protest against the presence of U.S. soldiers. The rally comes ahead of the start of joint war games between Philippine and U.S. forces. Demonstrators also … Continue reading

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Pakistan (Country threat level – 5)

On 19 February 2008 PML- Q, the main party supporting Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, conceded defeat in parliamentary elections held on 18 February. The two main opposition parties, the Pakistan People’s Party (which was led by assassinated former Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Myanmar (Country threat level – 4)

On 19 February 2008 four bombs exploded nearly simultaneously in the eastern provincial border town of Tachilek, located in Shan State, approximately 340 mi/550 km northeast of Yangon. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The first explosion occurred at … Continue reading

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Venezuela (Country threat level – 4)

A pipe-bomb exploded on 18 February 2008 outside a court house building in Caracas. The blast caused some damage but no casualties; it was the third explosion in Caracas in a week. The unknown Grupo Venceremos de la Izquierda Central … Continue reading

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Mexico (Country threat level – 3)

Police authorities increased security in Mexico City following a bomb attack near the security ministry that occurred on 15 February. Authorities activated the National Security Warning System, which heightens the security of airports, roads, seaports and border crossings. Additional security … Continue reading

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Cuba (Country threat level – 2)

Fidel Castro announced on 19 February 2008 that he is resigning as president and commander in chief. Castro temporarily handed over power to his brother Raul on 31 July 2006, after having undergone intestinal surgery. Castro has rarely been seen … Continue reading

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ACS picks up 311 deal

Affiliated Computer Services Inc. will establish and operate a 311 customer service center for Solano County, Calif., under a 42-month contract worth $4 million. Under the contract, ACS of Dallas will provide implementation services and develop and refine various data-driven … Continue reading

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A new threat, a new institution: The fusion center

WEST TRENTON, N.J. — Wedged between New York City and Philadelphia, New Jersey is easy to overlook geographically, but law enforcement and intelligence officials can’t afford to ignore the densely populated state with its oil refineries, pipelines, power plants and … Continue reading

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